Josiah Porter Nutter

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Josiah Porter Nutter

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: on Jim Run above Harmony, near Oxford, Doddridge Co., Virginia (WV after 1863), United States
Death: June 01, 1895 (51)
Gilmer Co., West Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Trinity, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John B Nutter and Mary Nutter
Brother of Wilson Nutter and John William Nutter

Managed by: Joan Frum Marshall
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About Josiah Porter Nutter

Josiah fought in the Civil War, for the Union. He served in 6th West Virginia Infantry Co. M and L, and was stationed near Cumberland, MD. He enlisted on Sept. 24, 1861; served 3y, 8mo, 17 d; and was discharged on June 11, 1865. His military photo was printed on a small piece of tin that was about two inches square.

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He was born on Jim Run above Harmony Church, about 4 or 5 miles from Oxford, in Doddridge Co. Jim Run is about 12 to 15 miles to the north of West Union.

About 1865 to 1867, as a single young man he moved from Doddridge Co. to Gilmer Co., and built a two room, two story log cabin on Stone Lick at the mouth of Horn Creek (today called Stone Lick Drive), near Troy, Cox's Mills, and a few miles from Auburn.

It was a two and a half hour horseback ride from his parents' home on Jim Run to his new home on Horn Creek.

He married Elizabeth Lucinda Gaston on Jan. 27 or 29, 1868 in Doddridge Co.

As his family grew, Josiah and his sons expanded this original log cabin into a large, two story family home. The original logs are still visible inside the house (first floor family room and second floor bedroom).

The house itself is in Gilmer Co., and Josiah's 428 acre homestead is in Gilmer, Ritchie and Doddridge Counties. Many census and early public records identify this home as being in Troy, Gilmer Co. For many decades, this home had an Auburn mailing address, and in more recent decades it was changed to a Cox's Mills mailing address. This lead to some confusion regarding county and other public records.

Josiah died at home, and is buried in Trinity Cemetery, Gilmer Co, located up the hill behind his house. Josiah purchased the land for Trinity Cemetery from Joe Reed.

Josiah fought in the Civil War, for the Union. He served in WV Infantry Co. M and L, and was stationed near Cumberland, MD. He enlisted on Sept. 24, 1861; served 3y, 8mo, 17 d; and was discharged on June 11, 1865. His military photo was printed on a small piece of tin that was about two inches square. This photo was in the possession of his grandson Lane Bush Nutter until shortly before or after Lane's death in 2011.

Josiah's children were all born in this family home, and his son Blaine Nutter lived his entire life and died in this family home. Blaine's children were both born there. Blaine's son Lane Nutter lived most of his life in this family home and also died there. Lane had no children, and he was the last descendant of Josiah to own or live in this family home.

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Josiah Porter Nutter's Timeline

1843
August 4, 1843
near Oxford, Doddridge Co., Virginia (WV after 1863), United States
1895
June 1, 1895
Age 51
Gilmer Co., West Virginia, United States
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Trinity, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA